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China's WeChat signs UK copyright protection pledge

China's WeChat signs UK copyright protection pledge

24 August 2016 

The Bookseller - Lisa Campbell

Chinese instant messaging service Weixin has signed a “significant” agreement to better tackle copyright infringement with the China-British Business Council.

As Beijing International Book Fair kicks off today (24th August), a memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed between Tencent Holdings Limited (Tencent), which owns Weixin (or WeChat, as it has been branded internationally), the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC), and the International Publishers Copyright Protection Coalition in China (IPCC) to further the protection of intellectual property (IP) on Weixin, used by more than 806m people worldwide.

Read the full article here.